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Section 496 – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 496. Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

 

Whoever, dishonestly or with a fraudulent intention, goes through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 7 years and fine—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.

 

State Amendment

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

Punishment—Imprisonment for 7 years and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compound­able.

 

[Vide Andhra Pradesh Act 3 of 1992, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 15-2-1992)].

 

 

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